Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption

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Contents
List of Figuresxv
Abbreviationsxvi
Introduction 1
1 The Earliest Dormition Traditions: Their Nature and Shape 9
The Ancient Traditions of Mary's Dormition and Assumption 25
Conclusions 76
2 The Ancient Palestinian Cult of the Virgin and the Early Dormition Traditions 78
The Ancient Church of the Kathisma and the Origins of the Palestinian Cult of the Virgin 81
The Church of Mary in the Valley of Josaphat and the Tomb of the Virgin 98
Christian Eulogiai and the Palestinian Cult of the Virgin 107
The Origins, Shape, and Development of Marian Cult in Late Ancient Jerusalem 115
The Emergence of a Stational Marian Liturgy in Early Medieval Jerusalem 132
Conclusions 140
3 Rival Traditions of Mary's Death: The Independent Origins of the Ancient Dormition Traditions 142
Against the Priority of an Assumptionless Tradition: The Obsequies, the Liber Requiei, and the Palm Traditions 146
Topography, Liturgy, and the Question of Origins 168
A Garden Closed and Reopened: Late Ancient Paradise Traditions as Evidence of Independent Origins 179
Conclusions 203

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